August 13, 2016 6:47:48 pm
A day after Punjab and Haryana High Court quashed the appointment of 18 Chief Parliamentary Secretaries (CPS), Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said the state government will file an appeal against the decision in the Supreme Court.
“The state government will file an appeal in Supreme Court against the decision of Punjab and Haryana High Court on the appointment of Chief Parliamentary Secretaries (CPSs) in the state,” Badal said here.
He said the state government was examining the verdict and an appeal would be filed in the Apex Court against the decision.
Badal said he had already asked the Advocate General of state to study the entire judgement and take appropriate action as per legal provisions within the ambit of law.
“Since the honourable High Court has given the decision yesterday so it’s too early to make any comment on it but we will definitely move to Apex court after studying the case with due deliberations”, the Chief Minister said.
In a setback to the SAD-BJP government in Punjab, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday quashed the appointment of 18 Chief Parliamentary Secretaries (CPS) by it in April 2012.
To another query, the Chief Minister said Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Amarinder Singh’s “sudden love” for farmers of state was “momentary and confined” up to next year’s Assembly elections.
He said it was on record that Captain was having “anti-farmer mindset”, which has been reflected from his policies and attitude time and again.
Badal reminded the people that on one hand SAD-BJP alliance had been providing free power to farmers but on the other during his regime Amarinder had discontinued this thereby putting “enormous burden on farmers”.
Likewise, he said that the state Congress Chief was a “part and parcel of the conspiracy to rob waters of state by constructing Satluj Yamuna Link canal hatched by his party”.
The Chief Minister said that Amarinder was issuing “baseless” statements on each and every issue.
Badal cautioned the people that God forbid if Captain “returns to power in the state then he would withdraw the facility of free power being given to people in the state”.
“Captain and Congress are responsible for plight of farming community whereas we have always extended a helping hand to our food growers”, he added.
To another query, the Chief Minister solicited fulsome support and cooperation from the general public to wean away the menace of drugs from the state.
He said the state government has already taken several “path breaking initiatives” to curb the menace.
Replying to another query, the Chief Minister said that the modernisation of Bhogpur Cooperative Sugar Mill was on top priority of the state government.
Badal said the state government was duty-bound for helping the cane growers of the region for which this mill could play an important role.
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